UNEP Webinar 4

Sargassum challenges, responses, and collaboration in the Caribbean

30 November 2020 | Online

East Africa (EAT): 17:00-19:00 | Jamaica: 09:00-11:00

The unprecedented recent invasion of Sargassum seaweed on coastal shores in the Wider Caribbean Region is being attributed to factors that include warming of the ocean due to global climate change, discharge of macronutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus forms) from agricultural run-off and wastewater originating from point sources and from major river basins such as the Congo and Amazon Rivers, and the deposition of iron and nutrient-rich Saharan dust on the ocean.

The fourth Sargassum webinar will focus on the Wider Caribbean region, where Sargassum is becoming a regional phenomenon, negatively impacting aquatic resources, fisheries, waterway, and shorelines.

This webinar will feature leading experts from affected countries in the region (Barbados, Guadeloupe, Trinidad & Tobago, Dominican Republic and Mexico) local and international organizations, including the One UN Approach, to share information, build knowledge on the phenomenon, promote best practice and develop ocean governance arrangements in combating the Sargassum phenomenon in the Wider Caribbean Region.

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